Pair arrested in Griswold on numerous drug charges

Griswold — Troopers from Griswold with the assistance of state police in Montville arrested two people this morning on numerous drug charges while responding to a report of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 395 near the Plainfield town line.

Police said at about 5:06 a.m. they responded to the disabled vehicle. During that time, police said they conducted a narcotics investigation and searched the vehicle. Police said the search led to the seizure of 130 units of Oxycodone, 60 grams of heroin, 60 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of marijuana and 30 grams of free base crack cocaine. Police also seized more than $7,100 in cash. The drugs were prepackaged for street sale.

A Ledyard police K-9 assisted state police in the search for drugs.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Ronald Williams, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Erica Theriault, 26, of Augusta, Maine and charged them each with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of free base crack cocaine, possession of free base crack cocaine with intent to sell and possession of Oxycodone.

Police also charged Theriault with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell and failure to keep prescription medication in the original bottle.

Both are being held on an $100,000 bond, pending their arraignment today in Norwich Superior Court.

Anyone with information on any criminal activity in the Griswold area is asked to call the Griswold Resident Trooper's Office at (860) 376-2583.


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